Russia imposed sanctions against two EU countries over Navalny

Restrictions will affect a number of top officials in France and Germany

Russia has developed a package of retaliatory sanctions on measures that were imposed by the European Union against the Kremlin in connection with the poisoning of prominent opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

This was announced on November 12 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“Our retaliatory sanctions will be mirrored. They have already been adopted,” he said.

However, the response of the Russian Federation will not affect all EU countries, but only officials from Germany and France, since, as Lavrov said, they acted as “the locomotive of the sanctions.”

Who exactly will be affected by Moscow’s response, Berlin and Paris are going to be informed later, however, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry assured that this is directed against the “leading employees of the staff of the leaders” of the two countries.

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